Apr 23, 2012
You Should Play Fez
An amazing game currently lives on Xbox Live Arcade, just waiting for you to fork over $10 and enter its world. That game is called Fez, and you may remember it from concept screenshots five years ago. Sometimes, genius takes a while, right? I’ve spent a good portion of time with this cute, deceptively deep, “two-dimensional” platforming game over the last week, and I’ve just started getting to really know it. I’m not going to outright spoil anything, but I can’t be held responsible for describing something you didn’t want described, so play the game first!
Apr 20, 2012
Introducing The Escort Mission
I’m in a podcast! Some friends of mine formed a little think tank/consortium/discussion group that gets together about once a week in the NebyooStudio to chat. My humble digital audio workstation powers up, microphones are properly checked, and games, television, movies, music, culture, or whatever else we want gets discussed, contorted, and hopefully hilariously dissected. Our opposing viewpoints both complement each other and diverge enough on the subjects we choose, which we hope makes for a good dialogue.
Apr 12, 2012
Fez Soundtrack Pre-Order by Disasterpeace
This is the stuff dreams are literally composed of.
Apr 12, 2012
Nebyoolae.com is Dead, Long Live Nebyoolae.com
The domain and website of my namesake is dead. Nebyoolae.com, the online home I’ve held to show off my creative pursuits for nearly a decade, is now merely an A record on a DNS server pointing to my new cozy spot at Bandcamp.
Mar 5, 2012
Zoetic’s New Cover Art
As mentioned in my previous post, the cover image for Zoetic was hastily thrown together the day of release as I was still waiting for the proper art from a cohort-in-creativity. Well, she finally finished it and it’s now been uploaded to Bandcamp. Thanks to Kathy for the art, yet again (this is her second cover art contribution for me, the first being for my video game remix album, Gamey Remix).
Mar 1, 2012
New Release: Zoetic, Written Entirely By Moi
Introducing Zoetic, now available at Bandcamp!
About 10 years ago I created my first “real” album of original music. It was called Clocks Striking 13. No, it wasn’t an ode to 1984, as I had actually forgotten about that reference at the time. I really just thought it looked cool, and gave me a good visual to base a cover off of.
Mar 1, 2012
New Release: Impulse Original Soundtrack, Written Primarily By Moi
Making that profile on IndieGameMusic.com 3+ years ago finally paid off.
A few months ago I was approached by an independent developer who had created a new, free, space-themed puzzle game. He said he had placeholder music, but wanted original creations. He also wondered if I was interested in making said creations.
I responded politely, professionally, and most enthusiastically with what amounted to “Hell yes, sir”.
Feb 8, 2012
Learning Bastion’s OST on the Guitar
Bastion is a game by Supergiant Games. If you haven’t played it yet, you really should.
Jan 5, 2012
Zoetic Update: New Tracklist
I keep toying with some of the track names on my upcoming instrumental rock album Zoetic. Some names just seem right from the get go and others never quite seem right, changing a lot in the process as I listen and work on them. All-instrumental albums are like that: fluid until the time I call it “done”.
Oct 25, 2011
I Don't Say Anything to C# Regions, Actually, Because They're Inanimate Constructs
I do C# programming for my job. Yesterday, I did a search for something relating to the
#regionconstruct, which Visual Studio uses for code-folding organization. I found this article where an emphatic programmer slammed their use and essentially publicly shamed people for using them. His is an extreme position and an extreme headline, both which garner attention (it got mine).